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50 years ago

From the January 12, 1961 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Deere Day at Rosemount

Deere Day at Rosemount will be Wednesday, January 18 with Corcoran Hardware & Implement Co., being hosts to everyone. Shows at 9:30 and 1:15 p.m., in fire hall; lunch in the store at 12 noon.

40 building permits, village of Rosemount

The village of Rosemount has realized quite a building boom during the year 1960, according to Eugene J. Duff, village clerk, who issues the building permits.

Permits were issued for five major improvements in 1960, namely a new postoffice, a ware house built by the Lampert yards, Dr. Raymond Mardell, a new office building; Leo J. Fluegel, new commercial garage; and the installation of 24 new fluorescent lights in the business district.

Rosemount news

The Rosemount Men's Town league basketball team will practice in the school gym Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m.

The Installation Service for Pastor Doering, the new minister for St. John Lutheran Church, will be Sunday evening, January 15th, at 7:30. A social hour will follow the installation for people to meet the Pastor and his family. Every one is welcome.

Mary Jo, twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ostertag, returned on Thursday to Gillette Hospital. We hope her stay will be of short duration.

Wm. Moeller left last week to spend the winter months in Phoenix and California. Enroute there he called at the Donald Varey home at El Paso.

Students of Nazareth Hall returned there Monday night after spending the holidays at their various homes here.

Many relatives and friends have been calling at the Leo Ostertag home the past 2 weeks to visit with Mrs. James Higgins, who is recuperating favorably at her parents home.

On Thursday evening, Ed Strese was pleasantly surprised on the occasion of his birthday by members of the Strese families.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ervasti and family and Mr. and Mrs. August Ratzlaff were entertained at dinner at the Freda Strese home on Sunday. On Thursday Fred Moeller of St. Paul and Mrs. Donald Cummings of Farmington called on their aunt, Mrs. Strese.

75 years ago

From the January 17, 1936 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune

Rosemount news

Ryan & Corcoran of this place installed a new electric pump at the Gluek Brewing Co. farm north of Minneapolis this week. They also put up a new windmill for the Blanchett Investment Co. at Elk River....

The ladies of the M. E. church have organized a Ladies Aid with a membership of 14. The officers elected are as follows: Mrs. Henry Schult, president; Mrs. Fred Uitdenbogerd, vice-president; Violet Strese, secretary; Mrs. S. A. Moeller, treasurer. The fist meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Fred Uitdenbogerd on Wednesday evening. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Schult on February 12.

After much time and expense workmen at the oil project have at last succeeded in shutting off the top water and some oil has been taken out. A Halliburton oil cement system was brought here from Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and 77 sacks of cement was forced to the bottom of the shaft to shut off the water. Two hundred feet of concrete was put in and when the writer was there Wednesday afternoon they were just finishing drilling through this. Mr. Lund says if they can get the water shut off he believes they will have an abundance of oil. The oil they have taken out is of a good quality and when put into the stove at the camp burned freely.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moeller have opened their restaurant at the post-office old stand. Partitions have been taken out, booths, tables and a bar have been installed and they are ready for business.

Coates and

Rich Valley

Mrs. Herman Doehling of Lone Oak spent several days last week at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson.

A men's club of the St. John's Lutheran church was organized at a meeting on Thursday evening. Emil Boche was elected president and Martin Volkert, treasurer.

Rev. H. Neunaber spent several days this week in Chicago attending a meeting in connection with Walther League work. Rev. Schmidt of St. Paul delivered the services at the St. Johns Lutheran church on Sunday in the absence of Rev. Neunaber.

Rev. Schmidt of St. Paul conducted both services as the St. John's Lutheran church Sunday for Rev. Neunaber who made a trip to Chicago.

Hugo and Helen Mueller entertained at a sleigh ride party Saturday evening. After the sleigh ride they returned to their home where they served chop suey, sandwiches and cake to their guests. After this bunco was played. Prizes were awarded to Alice Thompkins and Pat McClung.

115 years ago

From the January 16, 1896 edition of the

Dakota County Tribune


Kittie M. Hyland is visiting at Northfield with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hagen.

Agnes Wheeler returned to St. Paul after a pleasant visit with Anne Delaney.

Kate Whalen went to the city for a visit with her sister Mrs. Griffin.

Mrs. A. C. Creppen came down from the city last week.

P. J. Roach, of Northfield, done business here last week.

Mrs. M. Farell and Mrs. T. Devitt spent Saturday with friends in Hastings.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hyland were in St. Paul a few days last week.

Rev. Hurley has gone to St. Josephs Hospital for treatment.

Rev. Monahan, of St. Thomas' Seminary, had mass here Sunday.

Miss Eagan is spending a few days in the city.

Mrs. Ed Brydjes arrived here Monday morning from Rat Portage, Ont., and will be the guest of Edward Hyland and family for some time.

The Rosemount Cornet band plays three evenings of the week at the skating rink which is in splendid condition.

M. Hynes Sr., was in St. Paul Monday.

Mrs. K. Murphy went up to the cities Tuesday.

Thomas Mangen is doing business in Minneapolis this week.

Edward Hyland is on the jury in St. Paul.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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